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Mobilize!

Mobilizing for Innovative Computer Science Teaching and Learning is a targeted National Science Foundation Math Science Partnership funded for 2010-2015. Learn more at mobilizingcs.org

Open mHealth Arrives on the Web

CENS and collaborators have launched openmhealth.org as a home for exploring the benefits of an open mHealth software architecture across a variety of health and wellness applications. Check it out at openmhealth.org

Participatory Urban Sensing: Vision Video

We are pleased to announce our new video piece that envisions how communities can use everyday mobile phones to gather data about things that are important to them. This vision is being made into reality right now by the center's researchers, who are working on projects such as the Personal Environmental Impact Report (PEIR).

 

"We envision a world where researchers, students, industry and goverment routinely use distributed sensor and actuator networks to understand and control both natural and artificial systems."

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UCLA’s Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS) is a major research enterprise focused on developing wireless sensing systems and applying this revolutionary technology to critical scientific and societal pursuits. In the same way that the development of the Internet transformed our ability to communicate, the ever decreasing size and cost of computing components is setting the stage for detection, processing, and communication technology to be embedded throughout the physical world and, thereby, fostering both a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment and, ultimately, enhancing our ability to design and control these complex systems.
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National Science Foundation
Cooperative Agreement #CCF-0120778
Title: Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS)
PI Names: Deborah L. Estrin, Michael Hamilton, Mark Hansen, Thomas Harmon, Gaurav Sukhatme
Effective Date: August 1, 2002 Expiration Date: July 31, 2012

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Events

CENS Transition

CENS has completed its 10 years as a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center. Most of the information on this site refers to projects that were conducted between 2001 and 2011.

We are grateful to all of our collaborators, students, staff, and funders for a stimulating and productive decade of applied research.

There are many active offshoots from CENS which can be found through the following links. For further information, please contact the respective PIs.

Collaborating centers, labs, faculty

remap.ucla.edu
nesl.ee.ucla.edu
www.journalism.columbia.edu/profile...
istc-pc.washington.edu
chipts.ucla.edu
ccb.ucr.edu/amarss.html
www.wirelesshealth.ucla.edu
www.citylab.aud.ucla.edu/projects/
www.rhizosystems.com
dornsife.usc.edu/labs/caron/
robotics.usc.edu/resl
enl.usc.edu
www.blueoakranchreserve.org/velea/
ekoview.blueoakranchreserve.org
    username: guest | password: guest
mems.caltech.edu
eng.ucmerced.edu/paseo/
eng.ucmerced.edu/snsjho
vision.ucla.edu/~avinash/fire/
cinaps.usc.edu

Participatory Sensing and Mobile Health

mobilizelabs.org
ohmage.org
www.mobilizingcs.org
neoninc.org/budburst/
whatsinvasive.com
robotics.usc.edu/~mobilesensing/

Startups

kullect.com
nexleaf.org
openmhealth.org
CircuitHub
    commercial extension to Fried Parts

Past Events

  • CENS Technical Seminar Series: CENS SRC URO Scholars Final Presentations

    June 7, 2012 -- 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Location: CENS Main Conference Room (3551 Boelter Hall)

    Description: Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our 2011 – 2012 CENS SRC URO Scholars at this culminating presentation event.

  • CENS Technical Seminar Series: Rowena Luk
    Mobile Phones for Global Health

    March 20, 2012 -- 11:00 PM - 12:00 PM

    Location: CENS Main Conference Room (Boelter Hall 3551)

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  • CENS Technical Seminar Series: Juliana Rotich
    Ushahidi, Innovation and The Technological Future of Africa

    March 7, 2012 -- 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: CENS Main Conference Room (Boelter Hall 3551)

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  • CENS Technical Seminar Series: Hossein Falaki
    Automating Personalized Battery Management on Smartphones

    March 2, 2012 -- 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Location: Commons 4760 Boelter Hall

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  • CENS Technical Seminar Series: Nathan Langholz
    Pulling Punches: A Nonparametric Regression Approach to Punch Force Estimation

    January 27, 2012 -- 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Location: Commons 4760 Boelter Hall

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  • CENS Technical Seminar Series: Alan Borning
    The Living Voters Guide: supporting reflective public thought

    November 18, 2011 -- 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Location: Commons 4760 Boelter Hall

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  • CENS Technical Seminar Series: Santosh Kumar
    Addressing Stress and Addictive Behavior in the Natural Environment Using AutoSense

    November 4, 2011 -- 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Location: Commons 4760 Boelter Hall

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  • CENS Technical Seminar Series: Zainul Charbiwala
    Energy Efficient Acquisition and Inferencing for Low Power Physiological Sensing

    October 28, 2011 -- 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Location: Commons 4760 Boelter Hall

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  • 2011 CENS Summer High School & Undergraduate Scholars Poster Symposium

    August 12, 2011 -- 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Location: CENS Courtyard (Boelter Hall 3551)

    Description: Please join us as we celebrate the work of the 2011 CENS Summer High School & Undergraduate Scholars at this culminating poster and demonstration session. Lunch refreshments served. Please RSVP at: http://research.cens.ucla.edu/apps/rsvp/signup.cfm?Event=122. Read More

  • CENS Technical Seminar Series: Hossein Falaki
    SystemSens: A Tool for Monitoring Usage in Smartphone Research Deployments

    June 24, 2011 -- 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Location: Commons 4760 Boelter Hall

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  • CENS Technical Seminar Series: Jonathan Friedman
    Biomimetic Electrostatic Imaging: When it comes to underwater embedded sensing, fish have all the answers!

    May 27, 2011 -- 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Location: Commons 4760 Boelter Hall

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  • CENS SRC URO Scholars Final Poster Presentation

    May 20, 2011 -- 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Location: CENS Courtyard

    Description: Please join us in celebrating the accomplishment of our 2010-2011 CENS SRC URO Scholars at this culminating poster presentation event.

  • CENS Technical Seminar Series: Rahul Balani
    Distributed Programming Framework for Fast Iterative Optimization in Networked Cyber-Physical Systems

    May 6, 2011 -- 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Location: Commons 4760 Boelter Hall

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News

  • MIT Technology Review - Mobile Health Apps That Share

    24-Jun-11

    The Open mHealth project provides technology for mobile health apps that transmit a variety of data to the project's central data warehouse. Read More

  • Imagine Magazine - Become a citizen scientist with your cell phone

    06-Jun-11

    This article in the May/June 2011 Media & Technology issue of Imagine magazine features CENS participatory sensing research and its power to enable citizen scientists, targeted primarily to an audience of middle school and high school students. Read More

  • Daily Bruin - Fusing art and statistics

    10-May-11

    CENS Member Mark Hansen's work highlights the often overlooked relationship between science and art. Read More

  • Daily Bruin - Health? There's an app for that

    04-Nov-10

    CENS Director, Deborah Estrin, and colleagues are building mobile health, of mHealth, systems for people to manage chronic disease and other health-related conditions. Read More

  • Employment Opportunities at CENS

    28-Oct-10

    The Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS) is seeking three full-time contract-based software developers to participate in the exciting new NSF funded project MOBILIZE. Read More

  • Technology Review - Improving Phones through Surveillance

    15-Oct-10

    Apps that track how people use their phones could help make the devices more efficient. Work by CENS student Hossein Falaki is highlighted at Technology Review.
    UPDATE: see also Microsoft Research Article.

  • UCLA Newsroom - UCLA receives $12.5 million grant to increase computer science instruction in urban schools

    07-Oct-10

    UCLA has been awarded $12.5 million from the National Science Foundation to help advance new and innovative computer science instruction in high schools, especially those in large urban school districts. Read More

  • CENS Student wins 2010 ProQuest Doctoral Dissertation Award

    06-Oct-10

    Congratulations to CENS student Alberto Pepe for receiving the 2010 ProQuest Dcotoral Dissertation Award, given by the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Read More

  • Four CENS Students Win Fellowships

    08-Jun-10

    Congratulations to four CENS graduate students for winning outstanding fellowships. Min Y. Mun and Matt Mayernik were awarded a UC Dissertation Year Fellowship; Donnie Kim was selected as an Intel PhD Fellowship recipient; Teresa Ko won a Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship. Read More

  • Miller-McCune - Invasive Weeds? There's An App for That

    13-May-10

    Thanks to the work of Eric Graham and other CENS researchers, resource managers working in national parks have a new tool in their arsenal to monitor and control invasive weeds: a mobile application that allows park visitors to identify and report harmful non-native plants. Read More

  • Conservation Maven - Using public surveillance cameras to detect evidence of climate change

    02-Apr-10

    CENS Researcher Eric Graham and fellow researchers from UCLA have tested out an approach of using public internet-connected cameras to monitor plant changes on a continental scale. The method may help scientists detect the signals of climate change. Read More

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